Vocal political strategist and economist, David Ndii, has re-ignited an online debate asking Kenyans to resist Brookside milk.
Through his Twitter page, Ndii began a revolution tagged #ResistBrookside, protesting how the processor has allegedly been humiliating milk farmers.
The processor has reduced the price of the milk by Ksh2 in the latest review, just a week after it cut the same by Ksh3 on August 5.
“Dear supplier, kindly note raw milk prices have further been reviewed downwards by Ksh2 per kilo effective 16/08/2019,” the Kenyatta family-linked dairy wrote.
This means the processor will pay Ksh25 a litre to farmers supplying between one litre and 100 litres, Ksh26 for those delivering between 1001 litres and 2,500 litres and Ksh29 for suppliers offering 5,001 litres and above.
The dreaded online community, led by Ndii, ganged up against Brookside urging Kenyans to resist it and seek alternatives.
At this point, farmers should start uniting and form dairy cooperatives to process, package and market their produce. Dairy processing is also fairly low-tech. Agricultural coops are doing very well in France and other countries. Just needs a bit of organization and planning.
— Feisal Mohamed (@FeisalMA) August 23, 2019
4years ago I used to sign annual brookside agreements of Kes.35/kg..if you failed to sign your milk would not be picked by their drivers. Then kept getting those SMS so ilifika 23bob and I was like ata kaa ni shinda “rīu nīgīteire biu”. Luckily got good deal elsewhere nikahama.
— Steven Wang’ombe (@wangombe_steve) August 23, 2019
— David Ndii (@DavidNdii) August 23, 2019
The dairy board are puppets…competition authority , and all are powerless…not even competition in the market is zero so farmers have no choice but to accept or move on..@DavidNdii
— Millennials4Rutto 2022 (@ForRutto) August 23, 2019
In 2017, Nasa Coalition, led by Raila Odinga, a similar campaign asking Kenyans to resist products from certain companies over their alleged role in the August 8 presidential election.
However, the campaign ended after Raila extended an olive branch to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the famous March 9, 2018 handshake.